More transparency regarding COVID-19 vaccine rollout: ethics expert
Premier Doug Ford renewed calls for a clear delivery date for Ontario’s share of vaccines.
100,000 rapid COVID-19 tests have arrived, being distributed to provinces
Bought 7.9 million ID Now tests from Abbott Diagnostics that can produce results on the spot in under 15 minutes.
COVID-19 further delaying some overdue military procurements
More than 100 military procurements were already listed as delayed before the pandemic hit.
Navy enters new era by welcoming long awaited Arctic warship into fleet
HMCS Harry DeWolf was welcomed in a ceremony at Canadian Forces Base Halifax on July 31, five years after Irving Shipbuilding first started cutting steel
Feds keep lid on company names, dollar amounts in some COVID-19 contracts
The latest figures provided by the government also show that about two-fifths of the total contracts awarded as of July 16 have gone to domestic suppliers
Quebec shipyard late on delivering icebreakers after pushing feds on purchase
Ottawa agreed to purchase the three used civilian icebreakers at a total cost of at least $827 million from Chantier Davie in August 2018
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Feds order supplies for two doses of COVID-19 vaccine when it’s ready
Syringes are in place but bids for the other supplies opened last week and will be accepted until the end of July.
H-Source, Relevium partner to develop global supply of PPE
Platform centralizes procurement of medical surgical supplies for hospitals, governments and businesses.
Biden proposes $700B-plus `Buy American’ campaign
Proposes tightening current Buy American laws easily circumvented by government agencies.
Military spending needed more now than ever: top defence official
Fears the Trudeau government will lean heavily on the $29-billion defence budget to help get spending back under control after COVID-19.
Canada invests another $70M in F-35 development
No commitment to buy but staying in the program has advantages: partners get a purchasing discount.
McMaster Innovation Park rolling out digital procurement
The bids&tenders platform is expected to modernize the research centre’s procurement effort.
Armoured vehicle market to jump to $21.97B: Allied
The boost in the market is due to militarization of law enforcement agencies and surge in demand for bulletproof vehicles.
Federal efforts to award contracts to Indigenous businesses hit snags
Promised to redirect at least 5% of contracts to Indigenous-led businesses.
Premiers to celebrate USMCA, beat back protectionism in Washington
Trump kicking the tires on a Buy American move that would pull the US out of a $1.7-trillion procurement agreement with WTO members.
More than 100 military procurements facing delays: Defence Department
The delivery dates for new or upgraded equipment, some of which is needed urgently, have been pushed several years into the future
Saskatchewan NDP leader promises buy local preference
Meili commits to a Saskatchewan-first procurement policy for infrastructure at party convention.
Feds invest in new industrial security system
The government has awarded a $12 million contract to Ottawa’s KPMG
Raytheon and United Technologies to create a defence giant
Will count among its portfolio of weaponry the F-35 fighter jet engines, Patriot and Tomahawk missile systems, space suits and intelligence technology.
Procurement minister wishes Irving hadn’t threatened reporters
Carla Qualtrough says the government is reviewing its policies on divulging journalists’ information to companies.
Canadian Coast Guard’s first new icebreaker welcomed to fleet
The government cited the cost for the three icebreakers as $610 million.
Rival fighter jet makers warn procurement rule change for F-35 will hurt Canada
Feds revealed that they plan to ease industrial requirements for aerospace companies in the $19-billion competition to replace Canada’s aging CF-18s.
Saab plans jet facility in Indiana
Saab serves as a top supplier to Boeing on a US$9.2 billion contract awarded by the U.S. Air Force last year to build at least 351 T-X training jets.
Government of Canada challenging small businesses to innovate
Asked to develop solutions for Canada Border Services Agency and other departments.
‘You are free to leave’: How the case against Mark Norman ended
Vice-Admiral was charged with breach-of-trust over leaked documents.
U.S. threatens to pull F-35 from jet competition over industrial requirements
Libs asking CF-18 replacement bidders to re-invest some of the purchase contract in Canadian industry.
Boeing prepares plant for likely Air Force F-15 orders
The Chicago-based company began ramping up its F-15 production line near St. Louis.
National Defence lowballing cost of used Aussie fighters: budget officer [UPDATED]
The Trudeau government is buying the 18 Australian planes and up to seven spares to bolster Canada’s aging CF-18s.
PMO ordered review that spawned measures that could help SNC Lavalin: memo
Trudeau’s staff directed Public Service and Procurement Canada to consult in 2017 on both its overall integrity regime and the possibility of introducing formal alternatives to prosecuting financial crimes.
RCMP charges another official in connection with alleged shipbuilding leak
Matthew Matchett, who was suspended without pay from his job at Public Services and Procurement Canada in October, is due to appear in court on March 5.
FLIR Systems to acquire Endeavor Robotics
Endeavor is a developer of battle-tested, tactical unmanned ground vehicles for the global military, public safety and critical infrastructure markets.